Preliminary figures show that the Island Coast AIDS Network (ICAN) raised $30,000 during the Southwest Florida AIDS Walk/Run/Ride held Saturday, April 16 at Cambier Park in downtown Naples. The top individual fund raiser was Mr. Thom Croce, a Naples High School teacher, with $4,600. The top fund raising team honors went to Bambusa Bar and Grill team which raised $4,100 in the walk portion of the event.
This year's event was expanded to include a certified 5K footrace and a 100 mile "century" bike ride. A large crowd participated in the Walk/Run/Ride and many brought their dogs with them to enjoy the park and Downtown Naples.
The Island Coast AIDS Network is a United Way Partner agency that provides vital support services such as food, transportation and case management services to over 400 AIDS infected individuals and their families in Southwest Florida. Our mission is "To stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and assist individuals infected and affected in Southwest Florida."